About Hitachi Hoist

100 years of experience brought to you

Our company


For more than 100 years, Ad. A. Klein Transporttechniek B.V. has been the preferred supplier of cranes, hoists, and everything else that goes above or below the hook in The Netherlands, Germany, France, and the UK. We are proud that we were designated as a purveyor to the Dutch royal household in 2010 for our continued dedication to service and customer satisfaction. Since 2018 we are the exclusive European importer of Hitachi, we help our clients and partners to ‘lift higher’ safely and sustainably every day. Please feel free to contact us with requests for more information or specifications.

About Hitachi


Hitachi is a global operating Japanese multinational with an impressive track record in the electronic systems, infrastructure and machine building industries. Hitachi was founded by electrical engineer Namihei Odaira in 1910 and quickly developed into a leading local supplier of electrical engine systems and infrastructure for the electricity industry. Nowadays, Hitachi is the global market leader in electric chain hoist systems. Hitachi chain hoists have been the number one choice on the European market since 1965. Due to our track record which spans over a century, Hitachi has chosen us as their exclusive European supplier since 2018.

The Hitachi brand is built upon three pillars


The finest electric hoists aren’t just made. They are the products of decades of innovation and craftsmanship. Read more about how the Hitachi brand stands out from all other brands.

Proven Technology

Timeless reliability and robust designs

Fit for Purpose

Multi purpose hoists fit for every industry

Timeless Reliability

Timeless reliability and robust designs

Read how our hoists were put into practice at a Dutch dockyard

Read how the experts of Klein Transport Technicians used our electric chain hoists during a project at a Dutch shipyard. They used the hoists in multiple ways. First, the hoists were used to move heavy equipment in a safe and efficient way. Secondly, they installed two 5-ton Hitachi electric chain hoists during the project. This so that the employees of the dockyard also have a safe work environment and work as efficiently as possible.

Now after three months, they gave us their honest opinion. Read all about it here

Timeless reliability through robust design


Easy to use, safe to operate, and has a long lifespan with low maintenance requirements. For more than 50 years, thousands of companies across the world have been using electric chain hoists built by the Japanese company Hitachi. Not without reason. In every industry where weight is moved vertically or horizontally, Hitachi hoists ensure the safety and continuity of production processes. Year after year.

With their patented electromechanical overload protector, the Hitachi S and F series occupy a unique position in the market. Their robust design makes the hoists ideally suited for a wide range of industrial applications. In addition, the hoists can be operated at low speeds when items need to be lifted up or set down with care. User-friendly controls with handy pushbuttons ensure precision and ease of use.

Hitachi electric chain hoists are delivered directly from our stock and with ‘plug & play’ cabling so that they can be put into operation right away.

Start configuring your electric chain hoist now!
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